Constance Shulman

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Constance Shulman
Born April 4, 1958 (1958-04-04) (age 57)
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Constance Shulman (born April 4, 1958 in Johnson City, Tennessee) is an American actress, best known for her role as Erica "Yoga" Jones in the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black.

Life and career[edit]

Shulman was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, and moved to New York for her acting career.[1] In 1989, she made her screen debut in the comedy film Fletch Lives, playing Cindy Mae. She later had supporting parts in films Lost Angels, Men Don't Leave, and Fried Green Tomatoes. On television, Shulman works as a voice actress, playing Patti Mayonnaise on Doug from 1991 to 1999. [2] She also was regular cast member in the short-lived 1996 ABC sitcom, The Faculty, playing best friend of Meredith Baxter' character.[3] In the late 1990s Shulman left the screen to raise her two children.[1]

In 2013, Shulman was cast in the recurring role as Yoga Jones in Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black. Along with cast, she received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2015.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Fletch Lives Cindy Mae
1989 Lost Angels Beautician
1990 Men Don't Leave Carly
1990 Reversal of Fortune Pharmacist Uncredited
1991 He Said, She Said Make-Up Girl
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Missy
1991 Lethal Innocence Nell Willis Television film
1993 Weekend at Bernie's II Tour Operator
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Patti Mayonnaise Voice role
1999 Sweet and Lowdown Hazel
2008 A Jersey Christmas Connie
2015 Stereotypically You Unemployment Worker
2015 The Broken Ones Rowland


Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Bonnie Sayles Episodes: "Here's a Little Night Music" and "Here's Why You Should Lock Your Bathroom Door"
1991-1999 Doug Patricia 'Patti' Mayonnaise Voice role
1994 Heavens to Betsy Lilly Walker Unaired pilot
1996 The Faculty Shelly Ray Series regular, 13 episodes
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Yoga Jones Recurring role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Daycare Manager Episode: "Wednesday's Child"


  1. ^ a b Mariam Brillantes. "‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Constance Shulman Says New Season Looks Golden". WSJ. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Orange Is The New Black' Star Constance Shulman Voiced Patti Mayonnaise On 'Doug' (PHOTO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Patti Mayonnaise From ‘Doug’ Is on ‘Orange Is the New Black’". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Michelle McCue. "BIRDMAN, DOWNTON ABBEY Big Winners At 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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